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Spring Webinar Series

We are thrilled to announce our 2023 Spring Webinar Series!

On March 23rd, Jose Andres from Cornell University will join us to discuss his research in environmental DNA (eDNA), and how this research impacts invasive species management. This webinar will be a great resource for audiences hoping to learn more about environmental DNA, the current state of eDNA methodology, what’s next for eDNA research, and how conservation professionals can utilize this powerful tool to fight the spread of invasive species.

Speaker: Jose Andres—Faculty Fellow at the Atkinson Center for Sustainability and Director of the Environmental Genetics & Genomics Core Facility, Cornell University; Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Title: The State of Environmental DNA: from basic research to implementation in management decision making
Date: March 23, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Artist and professor Christine Chin will join us on April 20th to explore the intersection of art and conservation. To combat the increasingly fuzzy distinction between truth and fiction in the media, Christine Chin’s recent work seeks to create a more direct relationship between the art work and the data and sources of climate research. This talk will discuss the processes and thought behind various bodies of work: Stuffed Storms, Dust Storm Animations, and Invasive Species Cyanotypes—including directions being explored as a result of work with summer research students and the Finger Lakes Institute. (christinechinphotography.com)

Sydney Van Winkle and Christine Chin in front of the exposing print of Invasive Species Cyanotype: Heracleum mantegazzianum

Speaker: Christine Chin—Artist and Professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Title: Concerning Climate: Art About Climate
Date: April 20, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


UPDATED: On June 5th during NY Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW), the series will culminate in a presentation by Founder and Principal of Landscape Interactions Evan Abramson, leading us through a discussion and discovery about the key role that biodiversity plays in solving the climate crisis. The team at Landscape Interactions specializes in designing landscapes and planning corridors that build biodiversity and strengthen ecological resilience to a changing climate at the ecosystems level. (www.landscapeinteractions.com)

Speaker: Evan Abramson—Founder and Principal of Landscape Interactions; Author and Designer of Lincoln and Great Barrington Pollinator Action Plans
Title: Native Pollinator-Plant Interactions: Designing Landscapes + Corridors to Support Regional Biodiversity
NEW Date: June 5, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Please join us and remember to register with the links above! 


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